Cranberry Pear Sauce
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Quick and easy cranberry sauce gets its natural sweetness from pears and maple syrup. You’ll never look at store-bought cranberry sauce the same way.
Recipe type: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6 servings
  • 12 oz. fresh cranberries
  • 2 medium ripe pears, peeled and diced
  • 2 t. fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 3 T. fresh rosemary leaves, finely diced
  • 3 T. real maple syrup
  • ¾ c. water
  • Sea salt, to taste
  1. Add cranberries, pear, ginger, rosemary leaves, maple syrup, and water to medium saucepan. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the mixture starts to boil and the cranberries burst open, approximately 5 minutes.
  2. Reduce heat to low and simmer for another 5-10 minutes. Stir while cooking, mashing the cranberries and pears with a wooden spoon. Season with a pinch of sea salt and stir to combine.
  3. Remove from heat and allow sauce to cool for 15-20 minutes before checking the consistency. Add a bit of water if sauce is too thick. Taste and add more maple syrup for a sweeter sauce, if desired.
  4. Optional: For a smoother sauce, blend half of the cranberry mixture in food processor or blender until smooth. Stir puree back into the remaining sauce before serving.
  5. Serve immediately or chill before serving.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ¼ cup Calories: 88, Carbohydrates: 23grams, Protein: 0,
Recipe by A Pinch of Joy at